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Author Topic: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...  (Read 432 times)

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Offline OneTampa

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California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:04:54 pm »
The state is the first in the nation to expand access this way, something advocates say is key for rural and minority populations.
OCTOBER 07 2019 7:40 PM EDT


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Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 04:41:49 pm »
I do think this is good. I know there are arguments against it but I think the benefits this brings to the widest number of people outways them.

Senate Bill 159 will expand access to the prevention drugs, its backers say, as the need to obtain a prescription is a barrier for many people. The bill authorizes pharmacists to furnish at least a 30-day supply and up to a 60-day supply of drugs used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, without a prescription, according to a press release from Equality California, a cosponsor of the bill. It also allows them to provide a full course of drugs used for post-exposure prophylaxis, of PEP.
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Offline BKKKevin

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Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 10:27:36 pm »
This is good news - But they don’t make any progress on cost?...
My assumption is these meds are still $1,000+ for 30 day supply?...
Not something people will just pop into the Wallgreens for...

Here in Thailand generic Truvada is about $20 for 30 days...

Offline Expat1

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Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 09:19:36 am »
A person could get generic Tenofovir and 3tc for under $100 (per month) using a pharmacy coupon like one from  good RX.


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Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 09:21:25 am »
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